10 Coaching Things That Require Zero Talent
- Be On Time. That is, be early so you can prepare the facility to ensure you have what you need, and also you can see all the players arrive and get a sense of how they are feeling and interacting.
- Work Ethic. Constantly strive to be the best coach you can be, just as you expect players to strive to be the best player they can be. Have a plan and implement it
- Effort. Are you putting in as much effort to improve as you can? Are you putting effort into the right areas?
- Body Language. How you move and express yourself around others shapes who you are and how you are perceived. Everyone can improve and here is a TED talk that explains why and how.
- Energy. Be aware of where your energy goes. Does it go to teaching or just organising drills?
- Attitude. It is up to you to set the tone for practice/training. From the moment you walk through the door of the gym.
- Passion. Maintain your passion and inspire passion in the players. They learn better when they are engaged.
- Observe. Make sure you are observing to the players so you can best coach them.
- Doing Extra. Just as the players will improve when they do extra, you will too.
- Be Prepared. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!